Subject: Bug eats bigger spider in Sydney
Location: Sydney, Australia
March 20, 2013 2:20 am
We were sitting in out courtyard in central Sydney this weekend when we noticed an insect trying to drag a much bigger spider into a corner to make a meal out of him. The spider wasn’t moving so we assume he was already dead. We accidentally scared the bug off trying to get some photos but he flew around for a few minutes then came back.
We would love to know what the insect is and also the spider as we are new to Australia and partly freaked and partly fascinated by all the different insects and spiders here.
Signature: S & J
Dear S & J,
Just moments ago, we posted another version of this food chain drama of a female Spider Wasp, Cryptocheilus bicolor, with her Huntsman Spider prey. You can read more about this in our archives. Your photos are awesome.